Remember the duck?
Little Johnny was
visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a
slingshot to play with out in the woods. He practiced in the
woods but he could never hit the target. Getting a little
discouraged, he headed back for dinner. As he was walking back,
he saw grandmaís pet duck. Just out of impulse, he let the
slingshot fly, hit the duck square in the head, and killed it.
He was shocked and grieved.
In a panic, he hid
the dead duck in the pile of wood, only to see his sister Sally
watching! Sally had seen it all, but she said nothing.
After lunch the
next day, grandma said, "Sally, letís wash the
dishes". But Sally said, "Grandma, Johnny told me he
wanted to help in the kitchen." Then, she whispered to him,
"Remember the duck?" So Johnny did the dishes. Later
that day, grandpa asked if the children wanted to go fishing and
grandma said, "Iím sorry but I need Sally to help make
Sally just smiled
and said, "Well thatís all right because Johnny told me
he wanted to help." She whispered again, "Remember the
duck?" So Sally went fishing and Johnny stayed to help.
After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sallyís,
he finally couldnít stand it any longer. He came to grandma
and confessed that he had killed the duck.
down, gave him a hug, and said, "Sweetheart, I know. You
see, I was standing at the window and I saw the whole thing, but
because I love you, I forgave you. I was just wondering how long
you would let Sally make a slave of you."
Moral: Whatever is
in your past, whatever you have done....And the devil keeps
throwing it up in your face. You need to know that God was
standing at the window and He saw the whole thing. Heís just
wondering how long you will let the devil make a slave of you.